Can we have a "Roll Call" and some updates?
Sandra, Raleigh NC, Clarke 3.75 yrs, Clarke will be a lion for Halloween!
Jan, central OK, 5 boys, 2 girls.
Shelley, I agree with Jan.
Jan, those sound like great costumes.
Hi Cristen, Magenta is one of my favorites!
Sydney has CP and severe/profound MR. She's doing pretty well lately--she has learned to wave this year and she will "ask" for food or drink by making kissing sounds. They gave her a "chewy tube" at school to encourage her to bite that instead of herself and others. It hangs on a string around her neck and she does grab it and bring it to her mouth--I am very excited about that--having hope that she'll be able to feed herself some eventually.
Steven(almost 10) has ADHD and was having such a hard time in school, really struggling. We finally decided to give meds a try and it has helped quite a bit. He got all A's and B's on his report card this time, compared to last year when he had some C's and D's with his B's. He still has a 504 plan and I want to keep that for now because he has a tendency to be very inconsistant and may end up needing it. He also has some emotional issues due to his past(we adopted him at age 4).
I consider dd(7) to be somewhat special needs in that she also exhibits emotional/behavioral "challenges". She is also adopted.